Russian cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov was the first person to die in space. It seems that he knew about his tragic death in advance.
The tragic flight into space became the second in life for Komarov. In 1967, the whole country was preparing for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the October Revolution, to which new achievements in science and space exploration should be timed. However, it was too early to fly on the new Soyuz-1 spacecraft, test flights ended unsuccessfully. This is reported by “Yandex.Zen” -channel “News of Belarus”.
The danger of the upcoming flight was understood by Vladimir Komarov himself. Shortly before his death, he visited a friend in the hospital and said that he would die with a 90% probability. Years later, the wife of this man told the widow of Komarov about this.
Soyuz-1 was launched on April 23, 1967. The flight took place with many equipment problems. After failing to reveal one of the solar panels, Komarov was ordered to make an early landing. Just before the descent, the ship’s parachute system failed. The ship completely burned down, leaving only a small mound in a pool of molten metal. The astronaut’s wife was asked not to come for identification.
The family learned about the death of her husband and father when a black Volga drove up to their house. A man with three stars on his shoulder straps came out of it – a colonel general. On this day, the widow of 40-year-old Komarov Valentina had a lock of gray hair.